Benjamin Bratt


Benjamin Bratt

Infobox actor


caption = Benjamin Bratt at the premiere of "The Great Raid", 2005
birthname = Benjamin G. Bratt
birthdate = birth date and age|1963|12|16
birthplace = San Francisco, California
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Benjamin G. Bratt (born December 16, 1963) is an Emmy Award-nominated American actor.

Biography

Early life

Bratt was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Eldy (née Banda), a nurse, and a father who was a sheet metal worker. [ [http://www.filmreference.com/film/68/Benjamin-Bratt.html Benjamin Bratt Biography (1963-) ] ] [ [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~battle/celeb/bratt.htm 1 ] ] Bratt's father was an American of German and English descent [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1285/is_5_30/ai_62140749 Benjamin Bratt - Brief Article - Interview | Interview | Find Articles at BNET.com ] ] and his mother is a Quechua Indian activist; she was born in Peru and moved to the U.S. at age fourteen. [ [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/09/AR2007110900658.html?hpid=sec-artsliving How Hollywood Gave 'Cholera' a Delicate Treatment - washingtonpost.com ] ] [ [http://www.usaweekend.com/99_issues/990314/990314bratt.html USA WEEKEND Magazine ] ] [ [http://www.edmontonsun.com/Entertainment/MovieNews/2007/11/14/4654236-sun.html edmontonsun.com - MovieNews - A rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches family story ] ] Bratt's paternal grandfather, George Cleveland Bratt, was a Broadway actor. [ [http://jam.canoe.ca/Movies/Artists/B/Bratt_Benjamin/2007/11/14/4653940-sun.html CANOE - JAM! Movies - Artists - Bratt, Benjamin: Benjamin Bratt gets personal ] ] [ [http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800181783/bio Benjamin Bratt Biography - Yahoo! Movies ] ]

chooling

In San Francisco, California, Bratt attended Lowell High School, where he developed his dramatic and oratory skills as a member of the Lowell Forensic Society. Bratt earned a B.F.A. at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he also joined Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Although accepted into the M.F.A. program at the American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, California, he left before receiving his degree (to star in the television series "Juarez", which never aired).

Career

Bratt's best-known role was that of Det. Rey Curtis on the television show "Law & Order". In 1999, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series" for his work on the series. His more popular films include "Miss Congeniality", "Blood in Blood out" and "Traffic".

Personal life

Bratt dated Julia Roberts for three years. On April 13, 2002, in San Francisco, he married actress Talisa Soto, whom he met while filming "Piñero". Their first child, daughter Sophia Rosalinda Bratt, was born on December 6, 2002. Their second child, son Mateo Bravery Bratt was born on October 3, 2005, in Los Angeles.

As a child, Bratt's mother took Bratt along with his siblings to participate in the 1969 Native American occupation of Alcatraz. [ [http://www.nativenetworks.si.edu/eng/rose/bratt_b.htm Benjamin Bratt - Native Networks ] ] Today Bratt is an active supporter of Native American causes such as the American Indian College Fund. [ [http://www.nativenetworks.si.edu/eng/rose/bratt_b.htm Benjamin Bratt - Native Networks ] ]

His brother, Peter Bratt, wrote and directed "Follow Me Home", casting Benjamin as Abel.

Has been a strong supporter and board member of San Francisco Bay Area's Friendship House Association of American Indians and Native American Health Center for years. [http://www.friendshiphousesf.org/news.html]

Filmography

Movies

* "One Good Cop (1991)
* "Shadowhunter" (TV ) (1993)
* "Demolition Man" (1993)
* "Blood In Blood Out" (1993)
* "Clear and Present Danger" (1994)
* "Texas" (1994)
* "" (1994)
* "The River Wild" (1994)
* "Follow Me Home" (1996)
* "" (1998) (TV)
* "The Next Best Thing" (2000)
* "Red Planet" (2000)
* "Miss Congeniality" (2000)
* "Traffic" (2000)
* "After the Storm " (2001)
* "Piñero" (2001)
* "Miss secret agent" (2001)
* "Abandon" (2002)
* "The Woodsman" (2004)
* "Catwoman" (2004)
* "Thumbsucker" (2005)
* "The Great Raid" (2005)
* "Love in the Time of Cholera" (2007)
* "Guerrilla" (2008)
* "Trucker" (2008)

Television series

* "Nasty Boys"(1989-1990)
* "Law & Order" (1990, 1995-1999)
* "E-Ring" (2005)
* "The Andromeda Strain" (2008 miniseries)
* "The Cleaner" (2008-) [Mike Reynolds, [http://www.multichannel.com/article/CA6573119.html?industryid=47200 "Programmer Names Exec President, GM Of A&E", Bio] , "Multichannel News", June 25, 2008]

References

External links

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* [http://www.nndb.com/people/306/000031213/ Benjamin Bratt profile at NNDB] .
* Rare 1989-1990 Footage of Benjamin Bratt Behind the Scenes of [http://www.mazmanian.net/video/nasty-boys.html Dick Wolf's "Nasty Boys"]
* [http://www.crossandcrescent.com/2006/10/emmy-nominated-actor-benjamin-bratt/ Article "Emmy-Nominated Actor Benjamin Bratt"]


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